I have been unable to find an origin of the Larabee name. I believe it may be Dutch. There were those who spelled it Larrabee, but our family was insistent it be spelled with one "r". Elijah Larabee was born in New York ca 1796. His son Venton was born in Ohio in 1848. The family lived in Illinois in 1850. Venton's son was Charles Edward, born 1871. The family moved to Kansas where they stayed a number of years, and then to Oklahoma.If anyone has any information, particularly about the origin of the name, I would appreciate getting it.